Dividend Stocks

Bear markets are never fun, but the deflated environment provides brave investors with tremendous buying opportunities. If this was a “normal” correction, I’d definitely consider buying Chevron (NYSE:CVX) stock. Like other energy blue chips, Chevron stock provides long-term stability at a great value. Plus, it pays a generous dividend at a time when passive income is
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Dividend-paying stocks definitely look more attractive in today’s volatile markets. It also helps that interest rates have been falling (at least on the higher end of the yield curve), making dividend stocks yet more interesting. But investors should still be cautious. For the year so far, we’ve seen some mega companies slash their payouts. Just
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Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) stock fell slightly following an analyst rating change. UBS (NYSE:UBS) downgraded the Atlanta-based beverage giant, citing many factors including increased uncertainty. A recent purchase of a large coffee chain adds another beverage category for KO stock. However, both a lingering dependence on soda products and a high valuation indicate that UBS likely made
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As the markets have gotten rocky, investors are once again taking out their defensive playbooks. Growth and momentum stocks are out, stable dividend payers are in. And you can’t get any more stable than utility stocks. It doesn’t matter what the overall economy is doing, people still need to heat and power their homes. As
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Investors are often on the lookout for a fourth-quarter swoon starting in October. Sometimes it comes to fruition and other times it does not. This year though, it most certainly has and the volatility has lasted about two months. It’s left investors fleeing growth stocks, gobbling up dividend stocks and looking for shelter. And we
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We’re quickly approaching the end of 2018. That’s got most investors reminiscing about the year that was in the markets while also pondering which stocks to buy in the year ahead. I know I sure am. This year volatility returned to the markets making the average investor’s job picking winners that much more difficult. Right
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It is often said that among the various market capitalization segments, mid-cap stocks are overlooked relative to their large- and small-cap peers. Generally, mid caps are defined as those companies with market capitalizations ranging from just over $2 billion to $10 billion. Mid caps’ overlooked status holds true in the world of ETFs as well,
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Although subject to broader volatility, telecom stocks have recently experienced an uptick in sentiment. Primarily, dovish comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell assured investors that the central bank will conservatively raise interest rates. Previously, the markets feared an aggressive approach, which potentially hurts dividend-paying companies like telecoms. If rates jumped too high too quickly,
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Do you ever wish your dividend stocks paid out monthly rather than quarterly? For income-oriented investors who cover their monthly expenses with dividend income, it would certainly be a convenient option. Such instruments actually do exist. In fact, they’re more common than many investors may realize. They’re also not crimped by catches and restrictions, and
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